Bachir Carl Sayegh

Associate, Paris



Bachir Carl Sayegh is an associate in the International Arbitration Practice in Paris. He has experience representing private corporations and public entities in both investment treaty and commercial arbitrations as well as providing legal advice and guidance on ongoing projects and pre-dispute strategy.

Bachir's practice covers various industries with particular emphasis on construction, energy, and regulated network industries (e.g., gas distribution, telecom, and postal services).

Prior to joining White & Case, Bachir acquired international arbitration experience in several other major law firms in Paris.

Bars and Courts
Beirut Bar
Master 2
Private International Law & International Commercial Law
Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II
Maîtrise, Private Law
Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth


Representing the claimants in ENGIE and others v. Hungary, an investment treaty arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty and the France-Hungary BIT relating to the regulation of gas tariffs.

Representing the claimant in B3 Croatian Courier Coöperatief UA v. Republic of Croatia, an investment treaty arbitration relating to the regulation of an investment made in the Croatian postal sector.

Representing an international consortium in an ICC arbitration dispute regarding a major infrastructure project in Africa.

Representing a European construction company in an ICC arbitration regarding the construction of a hydroelectric project in Chile.

Representing a European bank and its insurer in an ICC arbitration arising out of unpaid amounts under an export credit facility agreement.

Advising a series of Turkish contractors in relation to contractual claims arising from construction projects in North Africa.

Advising a European contractor in local litigations and claim procedures arising out of the construction of energy production facilities in North Africa.

Advising a Middle Eastern investor in relation to a BIT ICSID arbitration against a Middle Eastern sovereign.

Advising a Middle Eastern group of companies in relation to the wrongful termination of its distribution and agency rights.

Awards and Recognition

Honorable Mention "Pieter Sanders Award Best Memorandum for Claimant", 19th Vis Moot

Honorable Mention "Frédéric Eisemann Award Team Orals", 20th Vis Moot (as coach)

Honorable Mention "Frédéric Eisemann Award Team Orals", 21st Vis Moot (as coach)